This week, New York wants to cap ridesharing vehicles to reduce traffic congestion, but Uber claims it’s immune from regulation because New York is bad at urban planning. If only that logic worked for the rest of us. Also, Los Angeles thinks it’s found a way to store excess solar and wind energy – by harnessing the power of the Hoover Dam. Plus, the story of the property in Manhattan that’s the size of a pizza slice and London could have had a futuristic pod system built on top of the Thames.
While building large infrastructure projects is needed, the enforcement of basic traffic laws is an essential, and often overlooked, element of good transportation networks.
To start off, we should address one of the claims by Eugene: that the state of New Hampshire should not be in the business of telling people what to do because its motto is “Live free or die.” Although clearly intended to be humorous, Eugene’s interpretation of the motto is philosophically lacking. Freedom is not always encouraged by doing whatever you want whenever you want.
Two things may soon be coming to Georgia and metro Atlanta: another layer of local government and many more trains. In the coming week a bill that would pave the way for a massive […]
When Land Use Codes Attack: How a 1970's Ordinance is Challenging the Supreme Court to Define The Property A Government Can Take
The waters of the St. Croix River serve as the boundary between Minnesota and Wisconsin for 125 miles prior to emptying into the Mississippi River just south of Minneapolis and eventually the Gulf […]
Over the next 45 years rapid urban sprawl will dramatically affect the American Southeast, possibly altering the very essence of what the South represents both socially and environmentally. The South, for many […]
Though More People are Choosing City Lifestyles, Using County-Level Data is a Poor Way of Proving It and Atlanta Shows Why
The US Census Bureau’s recently released county population data shows Atlanta agreeing with the national trend toward a more urban lifestyle. The USA Today recently reported that county population data compiled from 2010 […]
A couple weeks ago Baruch Feigenbaum of the Reason Foundation posted an opinion piece in the AJC calling for the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to focus transportation funding on efforts to reduce […]